Donation Will Fund Scholarships for IGNITE 360® Business Mentoring Program
MELBOURNE, FLA. (June 9. 2016) – weVENTURE Melbourne, a Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs, received $5,000 in funding from Bank of America to assist in providing partial scholarships for the weVENTURE IGNITE 360® Business Mentoring Program.
weVENTURE’s IGNITE 360® Business Mentoring Program offers highly effective mentoring at three distinct levels: TRANSITIONS for at-revenue companies that need strategy before growth or change; ADVANTAGE for established companies that are committed to growth; and PREMIER for larger companies that are focused on transformational activities and gross more than $500k/year.
“We are very appreciative of the continued support from Bank of America to support our rapidly-growing business mentoring program,” said weVENTURE Executive Director Beth Gitlin. “We believe their support reflects their belief in the value of the IGNITE 360®program, and the proven benefits that mentoring has on local businesses.”
“We are committed to helping people live better financial lives and build stronger communities,” said Cindy Politis, Daytona/Cocoa Beach market president, Bank of America. “We believe our financial support of weVENTURE and employee mentors help support the local economy and small business owners, particularly women.”
To learn more about weVENTURE’s IGNITE 360® Business Mentoring Program and available scholarships, visit mlb.weVENTURE.org or contact Kathleen Register at [email protected]
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weVENTURE (formerly the Women’s Business Center), launched in 2007 at Florida Institute of Technology, accelerates growth for entrepreneurs by providing customized coaching, business education, mentorship and networking programs. weVENTURE has three Central Florida locations (Melbourne, Rockledge and Orlando) and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, or to register for weVENTURE courses and mentorship programs visit www.weventure.org or call 321-674-7007.
About Florida Institute of Technology
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. PayScale.com ranks graduates’ mid-career median salaries in first place among Florida’s universities, and lists Florida Tech among the top 20 universities in the South-both public and private. The university has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. In 2016, Times Higher Education ranked Florida Tech one of the top 20 small universities in the world. Florida Tech offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Additional information is available at www.fit.edu.